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Topic # 13212 28-Apr-2007 10:56
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Hi,

I'm looking for mid-range(up to $2000) 7.1 speaker package for 120W AVR-3806, I used 5.1 speaker package from old AVR-2801 era, but I just received ordered item of PS3 from Japan (Still cheaper than NZ price, even included 27,500yen of DHL shipping cost, total of $1060 GST included, can enjoy blu-ray from Korea, Japan, USA... worth risk for hard to receive warranty service), and I think it's time to move on.

Any recommendations welcome, also if possible I would like to venture possibility of having mid-high end(up to $2000) front speakers and matching other 5.1 surround speakers for mixed use for SA-CD listening and movie/game playing.

Always thank you for your answers Smile




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  Reply # 68788 28-Apr-2007 21:57
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I'm really happy with my Kef 2005 5.1 speakers. You can buy extra speakers too if you want 7.1.  Eastern Hifi are doing the 2005's for $1700 at the moment: http://www.easternhifi.co.nz/default,837,kht20052.sm




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  Reply # 69047 1-May-2007 12:55
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Just got quote from Eastern Hifi, for KEF KHT 2005.2 $2298 ($1699 + $599 * 2), and Polk Audio $1747 (RM20+PSW303 for $1398 and RM101 for $349 each)  however, can't find spec from RM20 from its broacher (may be changed model named?)

Which would you recommend? KEF, Polk Audio or some other models?


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Shin

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  Reply # 69075 1-May-2007 14:44
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The Kef mini speakers sound OK for movies but tend to sucky for music, not that the AVR-3806 is distinctly musical anyhow (having a similar but older denon amp).

If you want multichanel music buy full range speakers for each spot, not sub/sats.

7.1 is a joke, none of the studios realy bother with it any more so I wouldnt bother - you should be able to use those extra 2 channels as a second room system or preferably to bi-amp the main speakers.

Totaly not up on whats available here in NZ on the speaker front sorry, all my sugestions would be UK centric (Have monitor Audio silver series myself, similar to B&W CDM's but cheaper).

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  Reply # 69133 1-May-2007 20:50
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Shin: Just got quote from Eastern Hifi, for KEF KHT 2005.2 $2298 ($1699 + $599 * 2)


why dont you buy two sets for $1699 and flog off the extra 3 speakers and subwoofer on trademe :P




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  Reply # 69136 1-May-2007 20:55
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Regs:
why dont you buy two sets for $1699 and flog off the extra 3 speakers and subwoofer on trademe :P


Yeah.. I actually thinking about it Wink


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